A CHILD IS TORN

by Dawn Kopman Whidden


When dependable Evan Madison fails to show up for work, police are dispatched to his home. His ten-year-old son, Brad, is discovered inside, unharmed and seemingly alone. He is stoic, sitting in front of the television playing his favorite video game, Super Mario—and he’s covered in blood.

Veteran Police Officer Marty Keal is the first on the scene. With his many years of experience, he thinks he’s seen it all. That is, until he discovers Brad’s not really alone after all. Upstairs in their bedroom lies the brutally bludgeoned and deceased bodies of both his mother and his father. When questioned, Brad confesses to the horrific murders.

When Brad is transferred to a local mental health institution for children, Dr. Hope Rubin is brought in to evaluate and treat the child. A preliminary investigation shows no evidence of any kind of mistreatment in his past. She must determine the disturbing truth: Is Brad telling the truth? Or is he covering for someone else?

Detective Jean Whitely rounds out the investigative team; and she suspects there is much more to the case than what meets the eye. The happily married mother of two is unwavering in her determination to uncover the real truth about Brad. Was he abused? Or is he the product of an evil seed born to kill?

As the layers of truth about Brad are systematically peeled away, you will be compelled to ask yourself, which is the more dominate factor in contributing to who we are—NATURE or NURTURE?


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Category: Mystery – Series



FACELESS

by Dawn Kopman Whidden


Fallsburg, New York has a killer on the loose—one who’s leaving their sadistic, telltale marks on innocent victims. A pretty teenage girl is found dead in the woods, her face horribly mutilated. A few days later, a second girl, also strikingly beautiful, is attacked in a similar fashion. Who would do such a brutal thing—and why? Is there some sort of psychopathic monster lurking out there, preying upon vulnerable females? Or are the victims being targeted by someone they know? It’s up to two of Fallsburg’s finest—Detective Jean Whitley and her new partner, Marty Keal, to find out who’s responsible. When she starts digging up clues, Jean is startled to learn that the crime has hit uncomfortably close to home. The victims-and many of the potential suspects-are classmates of Jean’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Bethany. To make matters worse, Bethany’s behavior has drastically changed.

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Storm Justice

by P.J. Cowan


Storm McKenzie still bears the scars of a childhood trauma, but refuses to carry her past into the present. As a probation officer she treats her clients with consideration. In love with her husband and almost overwhelmed by the maternal instinct and protectiveness she feels toward her children she is a loving wife and good mother. In fact, Storm is good at everything she tries including finding, stalking and killing the people she believes justice has failed to punish — very, very good.


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Category: Thrillers – Psychological

Lost Lives (Emily Swanson Crime Thriller Series Book 1)

by Malcolm Richards


Two women. One is missing. The other is losing her mind…

When disgraced young teacher Emily Swanson moves to London, her dreams of starting over are derailed when she learns the former tenant of her new apartment has vanished without a trace.

While some say the woman ran away from her abusive husband, a series of disturbing clues convince Emily that something far worse has happened…

Curiosity grows into obsession and as she digs deeper into the woman’s life, Emily begins to uncover a shocking trail of deaths and disappearances spanning forty years.

How are they all connected? What terrible secret was the woman trying to hide?

But someone knows Emily is searching for answers. Someone who has been watching her every move. Someone who has learned all about her dark and troubling past.

And Emily is about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to bury the terrifying truth…


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Category: Crime Fiction

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